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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Mohegan, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Mohegan and the surrounding area.

  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Mohegan:
    • 37.453168, -81.630664
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Mohegan
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Mohegan ...

We have found four communities that share the name Mohegan.

Within West Virginia, the name Mohegan is unique.

Beyond West Virginia, we know of another four communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Connecticut
      • New London County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Connecticut community of Mohegan [New London County].
    • Mississippi
      • Noxubee County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Mississippi community of Mohegan [Noxubee County].
    • New York
      • Westchester County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New York community of Mohegan [Westchester County].
    • Rhode Island
      • Providence County
      • This Mohegan is located in Providence County and lies 616 miles [991.4 km]<3> to the east northeast of the Mohegan that is located in McDowell County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mohegan
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Providence County community of Mohegan.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Mohegan ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Antler [McDowell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Antler
    • Antler [McDowell County] lies less than 2 miles<3> to the east of Mohegan
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Antler have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Antler
  • Big Sandy [McDowell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Sandy
    • Big Sandy [McDowell County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<3> to the west of Mohegan
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Sandy
  • Davy [McDowell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Davy
    • Davy [McDowell County] lies less than 2 miles<3> to the northwest of Mohegan
    • Estimated population in 2019: 337 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Davy have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Davy
  • Erin [McDowell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Erin
    • Erin [McDowell County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<3> to the west of Mohegan
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Erin have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Erin
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Hemphill [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hemphill
      • Hemphill [McDowell County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<3> to the east of Mohegan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hemphill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hemphill
    • Marine [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marine
      • Marine [McDowell County] lies less than 2 miles<3> to the north of Mohegan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marine have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marine
    • Marytown [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marytown
      • Marytown [McDowell County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<3> to the northwest of Mohegan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marytown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marytown
    • Premier [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Premier
      • Premier [McDowell County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<3> to the south of Mohegan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Premier have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Premier
    • Twin Branch [McDowell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twin Branch
      • Twin Branch [McDowell County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<3> to the northwest of Mohegan
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twin Branch have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twin Branch

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Mohegan. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

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    • William McGarvey 'Bullet' Dudley     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Bluefield (Virginia) on Saturday December 24, 1921 and died in Lynchburg (Virginia) on Thursday February 4, 2010 at the age of 88. He is buried at Spring Hill Cemetery (Lynchburg City, Virginia).
      • Bluefield is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast of Mohegan.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William McGarvey 'Bullet' Dudley<5>
    • Earl Coleman Francis     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Slab Fork (West Virginia) on Sunday July 14, 1935 and died in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday July 3, 2002 at the age of 67. He is buried at Homewood Cemetery (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania).
      • Slab Fork is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northeast of Mohegan.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Coleman Francis<5>
    • William Anderson 'Devil Anse' Hatfield     (Folk figure)
      • Folk figure. He was born in Logan (West Virginia) on Monday September 9, 1839 and died in Stirrat (West Virginia) on Friday January 7, 1921 at the age of 81. He is buried at Hatfield Family Cemetery (Logan County, West Virginia).
      • Logan is located 33 miles [53.1 km] to the northwest of Mohegan.
      • Stirrat is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northwest of Mohegan.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Anderson 'Devil Anse' Hatfield<5>
    • Alex Hawkins     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Welch (West Virginia) on Friday July 2, 1937 and died in Columbia (South Carolina) on Tueday September 12, 2017 at the age of 80. We don't have any burial details.
      • Welch is located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the southeast of Mohegan.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alex Hawkins<5>

How Far From Mohegan to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Mohegan to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Mohegan and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Welch, which is the Seat of McDowell County and lies just to the East Southeast.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 61 miles [98.2 km]<3> to the north (N). If you could walk a straight line from Mohegan to Charleston, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 268 miles [431.3 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 16 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,154 miles [9,903.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,864 miles [11,046.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,740 miles [7,628.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Mohegan. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Mohegan, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Mohegan could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Mohegan) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mohegan. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.4532, Longitude: -81.6307       In this case, the coordinates for Mohegan have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<4>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<5>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<6>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<7>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Mohegan to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 310.674 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.396 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.147 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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